Style : Santoku
Length : 170mm (6.7")
Weight : 4.6 oz (131 g)
Blade Steel Type : Blue #2 iron-clad
Handle material : Walnut handle with Pakkawood ferrule
HRC : 64
Bevel Angle Ratio : 50/50
Cover : Not included
These rustic-finished Blue 2 knives from Sakai Takayuki are thin and nimble with a Kurouchi finish to help combat potential rust and patina. The Blue steel will provide better edge retention than alternatives using white steel but will not get quite as sharp. They are a perfect option for those looking to try wa-handled blue steel knives at a more approachable pricepoint.
Santoku in Japanese transliterates as "three virtues" so they are otherwise known as "three purpose" knives. The three purposes which a Santoku is meant to fulfill is cutting meat, vegetables and fish. Its diminutive size and unique shape have made it very popular at home not only in Japan but in the United States as well as more and more home cooks are finding its versatility appealing without committing to a larger or more specialized knife.